e-Leadership: Seventh Regional Cluster Event in Budapest Central Europe and Hungary’s move towards e-Leadership education for innovation and competitiveness

CEU Business School – supported by the guidelines for curriculum development which have been developed as part of the European Commission e-leadership initiative - demonstrated how they are going to deliver these in the future to improve the quality of e-leadership, covering organisation leadership in ICT innovation to deliver business value.

The point was made by Achilles Georgiu, Programme Director as CEU Business School that not only CIOs need to become e-leaders but that in SME the CEO has to take this role. Sharm Manwani, Professor at Henley Business School added that even in large corporations and in cases where the CEO does not delegate business architecture development to the CIO, the CEO has to become the business architect.

Development of an appropriate ‘education ecosystem’ was seen as a key direction for closing the skills gap since interaction with like-minded individuals was seen as essential to keep up with the pace of change.

The conference was organised by the European Commission together with the CEU Central European University Business School, IBM, EuroCIO, the Hungarian CIO association and IVSZ – the Hungarian IT industry association. Around 100 leading participants registered for this cluster event.

Prof. Dr. Zoltan Buzardy, CEU Business School in front of the expert audience chairing the event on ‘New Curricula for e-Leadership - Delivering Skills for an innovative and competitive Europe’ organised under the umbrella the European Commission's initiative to promote e-Leadership, together with the CEU Central European University Business School, IBM, EuroCIO, the Hungarian CIO association and IVSZ – the Hungarian IT industry association on 29th September 2014 in Budapest.

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Organisation

The event is supported by the EC in the scope of the service contract to promote e-leadership in Europe (LEAD)

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